Darren commenced his legal career at one of the top law firms in Singapore and has represented clients in various litigation matters including medical negligence, contractual claims, debt recovery, and matrimonial disputes.
He specialises in family law – divorce proceedings, ancillary matters (e.g. arrangements for the children, asset division and maintenance), mediation, personal protection order, variation and enforcement. He also handles non-contentious work such as drafting pre-nuptial agreements, divorce agreements and wills.
Some of the notable Court cases that he has handled are:- (a) Sigrid Else Roger Marthe Wauters v Lieven Corneel Leo Raymond van den Brande  SGHC 256; (b) ACW v ACX –  SGHC 53 ; and (c) Mark Haynes Daniell v Karin Sixl-Bornemann (M.W.) –  SGFC 113.
Recently, Darren successfully represented a husband who had suffered exceptional hardship by being stuck in a marriage of barely one year. The wife refused to divorce. Darren resolved his client’s divorce proceedings before the mandatory 3-year period as well as successfully obtaining a personal protection order. The Family Court ordered in favour of the husband for both applications in a hard fought battle in Court.
In another contentious divorce matter, Darren also successfully represented a husband, who is a foreigner, to obtain his fair and reasonable share of the matrimonial assets located in Singapore. Darren has similarly successfully represented other international clients in various divorce and family related matters.
Currently, Darren is also representing a wife to obtain interim maintenance for both the child and herself from the husband. At the same time, Darren is assisting the wife with an application to remove travel restrictions placed by the father on the child.
Darren’s experience in dealing with his clients’ emotions, needs and advising each of them on how to protect their individual interests makes him well apt to be a family lawyer.
Darren is fluent in English, Malay, Mandarin, Japanese and French. His multi-linguistic skills have given him the ability to successfully represent and communicate effectively with both local and international clients.
Darren Chan, Associate Director
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